Is Salma Hayek Going to Star in the Sixth Season of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’?

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Academy Award-nominated actress Salma Hayek (Eternals) is in talks to star in the sixth season of the Netflix anthology TV series Black Mirror.

According to Variety, Hayek would join the dystopian sci-fi show alongside several actors who have already been confirmed, including fellow Latine actor Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick). Also included in the cast are Zazie Beetz (Joker), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), and Rory Culkin (Under the Banner of Heaven), among others.

Although details about season six of Black Mirror are still unknown, it’s been reported that it will be longer than the prior season, which debuted in June 2019. The first two seasons only had three episodes. Seasons three and four contained six episodes each. There was also a special episode, White Christmas, that premiered in December 2014, and an interactive film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, that debuted in December 2018.

In the last five seasons, Black Mirror has won eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie for San Junipero in 2017, USS Callister in 2018, and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch in 2019.

Last year, Hayek kept busy with four feature films — Bliss, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Eternals, and House of Gucci. Her lone film this year will be the animated feature Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, where she lends her voice to the feline character Kitty Softpaws.

Recently, Salma Hayek wrapped production on the film Without Blood, directed by Angelina Jolie; Magic Mike’s Last Dance, directed by Steven Soderbergh; and produced the Hulu series Santa Evita, on former First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón.